Malvern College: Malvern, Worcestershire, UK

Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Malvern College: Malvern, Worcestershire, UK

Price Range ₤ 30,000 - 40,000 per annum


Malvern College in Malvern, Worcestershire is an independent UK co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 13-18. Founded in 1865, Malvern is set in a beautiful 250-acre campus in the heart of England; an inspiring, supportive and friendly environment in which to educate children.


One of the UK’s leading independent schools, Malvern College has offered the International Baccalaureate as an alternative academic qualification to A levels since 1992, with equal numbers of pupils now taking A levels and the IB in the Sixth Form.

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Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: 36 288 GBP

Academic life

What we offer?

A level and International Baccalaureate

Malvern College offers pupils entering the Sixth Form an exceptional degree of choice, providing an extensive range of subjects at both A level and in the International Baccalaureate. At Malvern, we have been running both Sixth Form programmes of study for 20 years, providing pupils with unrivalled professional expertise and experience. You can download a pdf version of our A level and International Baccalaureate prospectus, which outlines all of the courses that we offer.

A Level and International Baccalaureate Prospectus 2013-2014

Pre-Sixth Form Course

The Pre-Sixth Form course was introduced in September 2005. This course is intended for pupils whose assessment tests, academic background and standard of English indicate that they are capable of completing the individual specifications in one year and making a success of the Public Examinations. All pupils have the opportunity to gain entry into the Sixth Form to study either a GCE Advanced level course of the International Baccalaureate. However, entry into the Pre Sixth Form does not guarantee a place in the Sixth Form.

Aims of the Course

The course has been designed for pupils who are not native speakers of English with two main objectives.

  1. To provide pupils with an introduction to all aspects of life at Malvern College. It is hoped that this integration year will allow for seamless entry into the Sixth Form where the pupil is able, from the outset, to concentrate on their studies. In the Sixth Form pupils are free to choose to study either GCE Advanced Levels of the International Baccalaureate.
  2. For the pupils to be taught exclusively in English to allow for a considerable improvement in their English regardless of their standard on commencement of the course.

The Academic Programme

Pupils will study the following subjects:

  • English
  • English as an additional language (leading to IELTS examination)
  • Mathematics
  • Two Sciences (from a choice of Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • Either History or Geography
  • Either French, Spanish or Latin (if previously studied for at least two years)
  • Pupils may also study for a GCSE in their own native language

Those pupils who have attained the required standard may be entered for the (I)GCSE examination in some or all of these subjects. Those pupils who have not attained this standard may continue to study the course, but will not be entered for the (I)GCSE examination.

For Mathematics, French and Spanish, and the pupils will be taught with the rest of our Year 11 pupils. For all other subjects they will be taught in their Pre-Sixth Form group.

The pupils' timetables will also include Physical Education and Games. They will have the opportunity of choosing from a wide range of co-curricular activities in Sport, Art and Drama

Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting

This will be the same for the Pre-Sixth form pupils as for all other Malvern College pupils.

They will receive weekly Hall from subject teachers and regular end-of-topic tests.

Formal assessment will be in the form of internal examinations in Week 2 of the Lent term. Those pupils attaining the necessary standard in these examinations will be entered for the (I)GCSE examinations. Pupils may take internal examinations in the Summer term in those subjects where they are not entered for the (I)GCSE examination.

The pupils will receive an effort and achievement grade card midway through each term and grades will be reported to parents. In addition parents receive a formal report on their son/daughter's performance at the end of term.

There is also a Parent's Meeting in the Lent term, though you are, of course, welcome to visit or contact the school at any time.

Decision on Sixth Form Entry

The school recognises that parents wish to know as soon as possible if their son/daughter will be able to enter the Sixth Form. the assessment procedures outlined above will enable the school to monitor progress and it is hoped that we will be able to make a decision as soon as possible in the academic year. this will allow parents to make alternative arrangements where necessary.

Formal Requirements for German Pupils

  1. Pupils who return to Germany at the end of their Pre-Sixth Form Year. If the pupil joined Malvern College from grade 10 in the German system then they can return to Germany without any formal qualifications. If joining us from grade 9 then the pupil can only return to the German system having done (I)GCSEs in Mathematics, English, German, one Science and Geography.
  2. Pupils who wish to return to university in Germany having attended the Sixth Form at Malvern College after the Pre-Sixth form year. If the pupil joined us from grade 9 then again they must be able to show that they have taken (I)GCSEs in Mathematics, English, German, one Science and either Geography or History. There is currently no such requirement for pupils joining the Pre-Sixth Form course from grade 10.



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